10/19-10/28 ETUDE

Dates Playing: 10/19/2018 - 10/28/2018

Venue: Mainstage Theater at The Pheasant Run Resort

Written By: The Sigman Brothers



Etude [ey-tood] noun 1. a musical composition, usually instrumental, intended mainly for the practice of some technique 2. a study  Charles-Valentin Alkan was a French composer and virtuoso pianist. At the height of his fame in the 1830s and 1840s he was, alongside his friends and colleagues Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt, among the leading pianists in Paris, a city in which he spent virtually his entire life. Alkan earned many awards at the Conservatoire de Paris, which he entered when he was six. His career in the salons and concert halls of Paris was marked by his occasional long withdrawals from public performance. Although he had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in the Parisian artistic world, including Eugène Delacroix and George Sand, from 1848 he began to adopt a reclusive life style, while continuing to compose – virtually entirely for piano. His Symphony for Solo Piano and Concerto for Solo Piano are considered among his masterpieces and are of great musical and technical complexity. Alkan emerged from self-imposed retirement in the 1880’s to give a series of recitals that were attended by a new generation of French musicians. This is where we meet Alkan in Etude – what if he really didn’t become the hermit everyone thought he was but instead was made a vampire? Following his death (which according to persistent but unfounded legend was caused by a falling bookcase) Alkan's music became neglected, supported by only a few musicians. One of the reasons we embraced this musical genius was to bring one of the greatest talents of the Romantic period back to prominence and recognition. www.thesigmanbrothers.com

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